DROID RAZR MAXX promises ever-elusive long battery life on a smartphone — and may actually deliver
What's the number one complaint about smartphones?
Easy -- battery life. Most suck it down so quick you're regularly running to the charger.
Well, Verizon has an offering they hope changes that -- the DROID RAZR MAXX from Motorola, with very lofty claims about how long it can last (up to 21 hours of talk time, in case you need to catch up with someone you haven't called in a decade.)
I'm about to test it out and I'll let you know how it goes, but in the meantime, here's all the details on the latest big-name phone from Big Red.
— $299.99 with a new two-year customer agreement.
-- 8.99 mm thickness, an industry best
-- Dual-core 1.2 GHz processor
-- Verizon Wireless 4G LTE.
— Powered by Android™ 2.3.5 Gingerbread, upgradable to Android™ 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich -- 3300 mAh battery
— 8-megapixel rear-facing camera with 1080p HD video capture and image stabilization technology for crisp and clear videos
— Front-facing HD camera for video chat over 4G LTE, 3G or Wi-Fi
— 4G LTE Mobile Hotspot capable – customers can share 4G LTE speed with up to eight Wi-Fi-enabled devices
— Remote wipe, pin lock and government-grade encryption for email, calendar and contacts, as well as voice and video chat conferencing
— 32 GB memory – 16 GB on-board memory and 16 GB microSD™ card pre-installed (actual formatted capacity is less)
-- Customers that purchase a DROID RAZR MAXX will need to subscribe to a Verizon Wireless Nationwide Talk plan beginning at $39.99 monthly access and a smartphone data package starting at $30 monthly access for 2 GB of data. For more information on Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com.
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